Maddy’s mum brought Chops the lamb to school. A few of us had never seen a lamb in real life before. We were super excited! We asked Maddy lots of questions before Chops arrived on the oval. We found out that Chops is not even a year old yet. He will grow up to be a ram with horns. Chops likes to play hide and seek. He drinks formula because he doesn’t have any teeth yet. Chops was the cutest thing ever! He licked some people, jumped onto Joel and chased Virraj around on the oval.
Thank you to Maddy’s mum for bringing Chops to Aitken Creek Primary School.
Today Grade 2C were exploring provocations to spark our interests in the Big Idea ‘Energy’. We brought in anything related to energy and put it on our provocations table to share with the class.
Emma made a model of a treadmill. You use energy when you exercise.
Gurchet brought in a digital diary that needs 3 batteries.
Lots of children brought in toy cars. Cars need energy to take us to places.
Hannah pretended she was ironing her jacket.
We explored the items and wrote down our connections and prior knowledge about them in our Energy Journals. You can have a look at these on our iPads in Book Creator. There were some things that were new to us and we wrote questions about them. We look forward to finding out more about ‘Energy’ soon.
Since all the year 2 students participated in the Commonwealth Bank Start Smart program we all received amazing VR headsets!!
The Teleporter Adventures is an expansion of CommBank’s award winning financial educational program Start Smart, which over the last 8 years has serviced more than 2 million students right around Australia.
The storybook, Sammy the Space Koala (downloadable PDF), teaches children the difference between a ‘need’ and a ‘want’ through an epic space adventure. At 3 different points during the book, users will be asked to ‘Teleport’ into the story using ‘The Teleporter Adventures’ app and a virtual reality headset. The virtual reality setting can also be turned off to allow the app to be experienced as a full-screen interactive game.
Last week, 2F and 2G learnt about Empathy and the purpose of showing Empathy to others. We discovered that Empathy is not just about understanding someone else’s emotions but it is also about sharing that emotion and finding a way to help.
Children had to select different emotions and come up with a way that they could help people who were experiencing that feeling.
Next we read a book called “I Think, I am” by Louise Hay. It is a book that teaches us all about the power of Affirmations and positive thoughts in our day-to-day lives.
From this we started to think about words and phrases that could change the way somebody thinks about themselves, the day they are having or feelings they may come across. We decorated different sized pebbles with kind and inspiring words. These will be displayed in our classrooms so we can refer to them when we are feeling down.
Wow, what a great night. It was so much fun interacting with the student’s and their families as they participated in a number of Performing Arts activities. Families were able to watch different classes performing on the TV’s, try a number of different drama and music activities, view our amazing talents and experiences on the many posters and create their own movie. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped on the night.
This term we have used a variety of painting techniques to create different effects. We experimented with a many paint tools such as stamps, stencils, scrapers, and brushes to see what kinds of effects we could create with acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is thick so we were able to use it in many different ways to create all sorts of visual effects. When our paint dried we used our paper to make some amazing paper sculptures by cutting it into twirls and then making different shapes with it. do you like what we came up with?
This term we have been exploring different ways to use paint. To begin with we had to come up with ideas for our pictures that we could make by blowing paint. Many of the ideas were really clever, people drew Volcanos, rain, comets, and rockets. Once we had drawn out pictures we coloured them using oil pastels and then used paint and straws to create the blowing effects. To finish them off we used markers to draw around the contours of the paint to create the feeling of movement. We hope you enjoy our work.
We were so happy to see so many families come to see the work of students on display at the Specialist Showcase this year. Parents and students were able to come into the Art rooms and participate in a variety of activities such as mindfulness Mandala colouring, Pop Art murals painting, bubble art and experimental painting using mineral paper and inks. Everyone had a great time spending time together and making some very creative Art. Some of the Pop Art Murals from the night of the showcase still need some work. If you want to help finish them come to Art club during blue school timetable at lunchtime and give us a hand to finish them. See below for the pictures of what kids and families created.